If you live within the Portage Public School District, free busing for school-aged children as well as limited special education services are available. A hot lunch program is offered to all students as well as scholarship assistance to those who qualify.

St. Michael Lutheran School Parent/Student Handbook

2019-20 Handbook K-8

Hot Lunch

Hot lunch is available on Mondays (Chik-Fil-A), Tuesdays (EMA/Michelle’s), Wednesdays (Taco Bob’s), Thursdays (Jimmy Johns) and Fridays (Domino’s Pizza) with average cost of about $3.35 per meal. Order/menu forms are completed on a monthly basis and hot lunch is available to students in both childcare and K-8 programs. We are not able to issue refunds or credits for special circumstances that result in a child missing an ordered meal such as snow days, field trips, illness, or other absences.

Snow Day Closings

If the educational programs must be closed due to bad weather or other adverse circumstances, notice will be given over radio and television stations. Channel 3 School Closings

Childcare: CFK will close whenever Curious Kids, the Portage Public School child care center, closes.

SMLS and Preschool: SMLS will close whenever Portage Public Schools close.

TRIP – Tuition Reduction Incentive Program

Order gift certificates, get money back towards your tuition – It’s that easy!!!

Not familiar with TRIP? TRIP is a tuition reduction program that allows you to purchase gift cards for items you would already be buying, such as groceries, gas, restaurants, etc. A percentage of the purchase price (variable by vendor) is then refunded back to your tuition account, (minus 1%). You may also choose to have your refund donated to another family or to the general scholarship fund.

On the order form, you will see a % indicated by each merchant. You pay the full value of the gift certificate, then you will get the indicated % amount, (minus 1%), back in your tuition account! (The 1% is for administration expenses, which in part includes shipping cost and banking fees.)

Order a $100 Speedway gift certificate (at 4%).
Pay $100 for the certificate.
You receive $3.00 towards your tuition account.
Fund management receives $1.00.

Profits are posted weekly to your account. Please continue to make your regular tuition payments.

Order forms are available in the hallway by the school office. Both ordering and picking up is done in the school office.

Our TRIP program uses the services of Great Lakes Scrip. Visit http://www.glscrip.com  to view current lists of the participating stores and the percentage rates. TRIP orders are generally placed every Tuesday by 10am and filled orders are available for pick up the following Fridays. See the Trip schedule for exact dates. Also, check out the new online shopping at MyScripWallet.com For more information contact the school office.


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Spirit Wear

Show your school spirit through T Shirts, sweatshirts, hats, and more. School Spirit Wear along with the required navy blue polo ($15.00 youth) are available during various order times throughout the school year. Contact the Office for more details.
Logo shirts and other items may also be ordered from Lands’ End.